Kapil Dev

Cricket Player

Birthday January 6, 1959

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Chandigarh, India

Age 64 years old

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One of the sport's greatest all-rounders, he became the first player to take 400 Test Wickets and score 5,000 Test runs. During his career, he set the all-time records for career Test wickets and career ODI wickets, although both records were eventually broken. He retired from cricket in 1994.

Before Fame

He began playing for his local cricket team, Haryana, in 1975 at age sixteen. He made his Test debut in 1978.


He captained India to victory at the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He was selected as a member of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010.

Family Life

He married Romi Bhatia in 1980 after one year of dating; the couple has one daughter named Amiya.

Associated With

He and Garry Sobers are two of cricket's greatest all-rounders.